ATC is a Proudly European company offices in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. We also extend our services with local teams in several more countries: France, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.
Now more than ever, we want to encourage people to get involved in our vital sector of Logistics and Supply Chain to support the growing demand for our services. This passion is shared by other organisations across Europe, including our home country of Ireland, where the Department of Transport promoted its first-ever Logistics and Supply Chain Week at the time of writing this piece.
As we expand our team, the openings for apprenticeships also grow. ATC is proud to be a founding member of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship programme, which was borne out of a need to address a skills shortage within the logistics industry.
The title of this blog reads “ATC Opens the Doors For Emerging Talent“, which means that our doors are open to people from all walks of life who are interested in working in our industry areas. As quoted by other apprentices, “We are school leavers, older learners, career changers, women and men with diverse backgrounds, talents and abilities“.
As you read on, let us introduce you to some of our apprentices and interns and let them tell you about their experience working with ATC.
“ATC has been a welcoming company with a great team who have always given me support to learn. I have gained significant knowledge and hope to grow throughout my internship continuously.” Carla Caswell (HR Intern 2023)
“As an apprentice in ATC, I have been given a lot of support in my studies and even more opportunities to collect experience across different operations and different regions that ATC operates in.” Maksymilian Cwiertniak (1st Year LAA Apprentice)
“ATC supported my internship/apprenticeship journey by consistently providing me with the tools needed to better myself day by day, I’ve always been shown the path that ATC have for me as an employee and as a person, which makes the two years as an apprentice that little bit easier”. William McGovern (Final Year LAA Apprentice)
“During my apprenticeship, I have learned a handful of skills and have been given all tools and the correct guidance to be able to complete my apprenticeship. I think ATC is Fantastic, rapidly growing company and the opportunities and benefits that come with the apprenticeship you would not find elsewhere. I think it is an excellent way to get your head in the door in logistics, and ATC is always willing to cover your studies financially, which is one of many benefits to be able to grow within the company.” Daniel Petherick (Final Year LAA Apprentice)
We care deeply about developing our team and seeing our colleagues reach their full potential. It’s the foundation of our value system.
As an apprentice at ATC, what can you expect?
All apprentices are provided with a laptop, on-task training and dedicated study time and space for study or online college attendance. ATC has also partnered with HEANET to provide EDUROAM internet access at our HQ in Baldonnell. EDUROAM is a Wi-Fi service which enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to securely access the internet at their college/university and whilst visiting other participating institutions. This is an initiative of HEANET.
Each of our apprentices are assigned a mentor to ensure they have a point of contact to reach out to and someone who is guiding them to achieve the key outcomes of the programme.
In addition to competitive salaries, our apprentices are eligible for performance-related bonuses after an initial period.
But that’s not all. We want our teams to be proud of working for our business and want to grow with us, which is why we also have a number of ongoing initiatives in place.
To improve our overall quality and strengthen internal relationships, we have launched a field staff exchange program. This involves spending a week at another office and working with their team to learn about different job environments and locations. The exchange will primarily take place at our HQ in Dublin or our operations office in Frankfurt, where the employee can also attend technical training at our on-site Academies.
Diversity & Inclusion:
We pride ourselves on the fact that we have more than 20 different nationalities across our team at present. We acknowledge that we operate in a predominantly male industry and strive to ensure equal opportunities across our business. We are proud to have strong female representation with an increasing number of female Data Centre Installers, 50% representation on our Senior Leadership Team and many female colleagues in managerial positions. With our growing representation, we are sure that we will continue to grow a positive and inclusive organisational culture, with improvement in processes and group collaboration.
ATC has a dedicated Learning and Development department to support our future personal and career development. Internal recruitment is also regularly promoted. And due to the nature of our work, there are many opportunities to travel abroad for work experience.
“ATC pushes you to strive for better and reward this through providing great career opportunities with full-time contracts along with further studies after the apprenticeship scheme” – Jeffery Boyce (Completed LAA with ATC and is now in full-time employment in ATC)
The three pillars of sustainability are the environment/our planet, society/people, and the economy/profit/products – also known as the 3 Ps.
ATC’s sustainable development is built on top of those three pillars because it can be achieved only when environmental protection, social equity, and economic profitability coexist without one area taking over any of the others.
At ATC, we are committed to ensuring we meet environmental standards to leave a green footprint on our planet. We have initiated our sustainability initiative with an ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2030.
With the support of our Social & Events Team, we support various charities each year. Each year we select specific charity days we will celebrate & support. For 2023 we have chosen the following;
- Daffodil Day
- Darkness into Light
- Breast Cancer Month
We have also been involved in the AWSinCommunities team and recently finished a refurbishment project at St. Michaels Special School, which we are incredibly proud of.
And with all of the above, we love to celebrate with our people across our European locations for team engagement and fun.
If this sounds like what you are looking for, we encourage you to contact us for more information